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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Snow Flurries Tonight, Wednesday; Colder Tonight Last Chance To Be A Goodfellow VOLUME 52, NO. 262 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1952 FOURTEEN PACES Be Sure It Isn't YOU Holiday Travel Slated To Take Lives of 590 CHICAGO travel over the four-day Christmas weekend may kill 590 persons, the Nation- al Safety Council estimated today. The estimate covers traffic deaths occurring between 6 p. m. Wednesday and midnight Sunday. The council cautioned against driving in bad weather and against driving after drinking. It ad- vised those who must drive to start early, take it easy and allow extra driving time for bad weather._______ New French Cabinet Crisis in Making By GODFREY ANDERSON PARIS UFV-President Vincent Auriol began trying today to patch together France's creaking government, but it locked as if the nation would have another Cabinet crisis for Christmas. Premier Rene Pinay, after nine uneasy months in office, offered his resignation early this morning in a dramatic announcement from the National Assembly floor. He acted after the Catholic Popular Republican group part of his coalition majority in the As- sembly, refused to back him in the first of three new confidence votes on 1953 budget proposals. Although he declared after a 2 a.m. interview with the President ihat his mind was firmly set on resignation, Pinay admitted Auriol, had not yet agreed to accept his ministers' portfolios. TODAY Taft-lke Relations Watched By Stewart AIsop pjr uaii j juv-ii iicn j a-uw EISENHOWER HEADQUART- responsibilities without a solid ma- ERS, NEW YORK relation- ship between those powerful figures, President-Elect Dwight D. Eisen- hower and Sen. Robert A. Taft, will profoundly affect the future. Here in this temporary capital of the United States, it is possible to piece together a fairly coherent Taft-Eisenhower story. In this story, a period of sweetness and light is regularly followed by a period of explosion or threatened explosion. The first sweetness and light pe- riod was ushered in by the famous campaign -time conference at Morningside Heights. Taft was na- turally, delighted by this meet- ing, and assumed that he would henceforth play a decisive role in Eisenhower's policy-making. Im- mediately after the meeting, Taft sat down and wrote out in long- hand on lined yellow paper a draft of what Eisenhower should say at his forthcoming important speech on labor to the AFL. This he confidently forwarded to Eisen- hower. Own Views Firm Eisenhower, meanwhile, had been genuinely surprised and in- dignant when the Morningside Heights meeting was pictured as a "surrender" to Sen. Taft. More- over, he had been developing some firm views of his own on labor policy Thus, when Eisenhower de- livered his speech, it was Taft's turn to be indignant. No shadow of Taft's carefully written draft re- mained. This almost caused an explosion, but Taft was persuaded to hold his peace until the election. After Eis- enhower's triumph, Taft met Eis- enhower again. Taft's primary ob- ject was to obtain Eisenhower's promise that he would not call a labor-management conference to amend the Taft-Hartley Act, but would leave this job up to Taft's Senate Labor Committee. Eisen- hower readily agreed. According to Taft's interpretation, Eisenhow- er also agreed with Taft's fiscal (Continued on Page 4, Column 4.) ALSOPS 23 Holiday Skiers Killed in Avalanche VIENNA, Austria Police worked today to identify 23 Euro- pean holiday skiers killed Monday when an avalanche roaring down Austria's Arlberg Pass blew their bus from a bridge and into a stream 18 feet below. It was the year's biggest Alpine disaster. 2 St. Paul Cops Deliver Baby Boy ST. PAUL ffl Two St. .Paul patrolmen delivered a nine-pound boy Monday when the mother couldn't get to a hospital in time for the arrival. Patrolmen Gordon Kramer Jr. and George Bettendorf performed the duties when they responded to a call from Mrs. Julia Johnson. The baby and mother were later taken to a hospital, but both were reported well. Auriol, an old hand at such crises as this, was expected to try in conferences with political leaders to persuade Pinay to carry on, at least until the nation has a bal- anced budget. The President also may seek to end the govern- ment's broken majority by asking the MRP leaders to put aside party politics in the national in- terest. If Pinay stands by his resigna- tion decision, it will mean the end of the 17th government to hold office since the country was lib- erated from Nazi occupation in 1944. It means the too, to the "Pinay which aimed at pro'tecting the purchasing power of the franc by fighting devalua- tion while rolling back prices wherever possible. Be A Goodfellow Previously SHOPPING DAY LEFT SServicemen Set Off Bomb In N.Y. Tavern Marine Killed By Police, 14 Others Injured NEW YORK young of whom police said wanted to "show these spies something" discharged a phos- phorus bomb in a crowded tavern early today. The action touched off events which brought death to one of them and injuries to 14 other persons. Thirteen of the injured were in the tavern. 30 Drown in Attempt To Flee Sinking Ship Parity Loan Losses to Be Less Than J% WASHINGTON Itf-The Agricul- A few minutes later, and eight tupe Departinent says jt has made blocks away, police shot and fa-1 worth o{ price sup. tally wounded one of the service- Joans to farmers jn the past men, identified as Marine Sgt.Jseven years and expects to lose James Eugene McDermott, 19. He only about a tiny frac- died in a hospital. Chase and Scuffle During the chase and scuffle which led to the capture of Mc- Dermott and one of his companions tion of one per cent. The department said it has turned up 863 cases of shortages, in which farmers are accused of using or selling mortgaged com- modities without repaying their Needs Solid Majority "But my decision is he told reporters. "It is not possible carry such heavy charges and a patrolman allegedly was knifed j government loans. These totaled by McDermott to bring the injured the department said, but it added: "On the basis of collections al- ready made, and the certainty of material further collections, the actual ultimate loss is expected to be not more than or less." Heavier losses, estimated around a million dollars, are expected on government grains stored in com- mercial warehouses and appro- priated to private use. Some ware- house operators have been con- victed, of fraud. count to 14. Only three of the 14 injured, in- cluding a federal narcotics agent and a second patrolman, both hurt in the blast, were kept at hospitals after treatment. Police said bigotry detonated the violence in an Upper West Side Manhattan area partly inhabited by a large number of Puerto Ri- cans. Eight of those injured in" the bar had Spanish names. (The term "spies" is a deroga- tory word sometimes used to de- scribe Americans of Spanish or- igin.) Officials said the three service- sailor in uniform and an airman and marine, both in civilian drinking in the bar on Columbus Avenue at 103rd Street when one of the trio pulled out the explosive, a grenade filled with phosphorus. All three then fled in a waiting taxi. Off-Duty Policemen Two off-duty policemen chased the trio to 96th and Broadway, where the Marine and airman were caught. The sailor escaped. Julie Winona Senior High School, Future Home- makers of America A Friend, two scrap- books and Rose and Al Santa Clauj Claire Joyce and Paul....... Eekert's Liquor Store A Friend, clothing and Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Walker Walter Abraham ___ Dr. E. M. McLaughlin A Friend A Goodfellow A Friend Mary, David and Susan Donny, Tommy, John- nie, Mary Francis and Bobby......... Katherine, Roberta, Ver- onica, Leonard and Theresa Anderson, Plainview, Minn. Helen and Bill Reid, Ray and Judy P. N. Narveson, Spring Grove, Minn. Mrs. W. J. Warmington Margaret And Art Laird and Sidney William New A Friend, Ettrick, W Madeleine The Wine House Mary and Curtis Lions Club Roy Kohner The Hillside Tavern The J. R. Watkini Co. Fountain Brewing Co., Fountain City 25.00 1.00 10.00 2.00 5.00 20.00 1.00 2.00 10.00 2.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 35.00 1.00 5.00 3.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 1.00 10.00 2.00 5-00 5.00 2.00 5.00 2.00 15.00 5.00 5.00 300.00 Mrs. Willie Miller, Harmony- Box of clothing. George Colbenson, Box of clothing. Joan, Norman, Roger, Betty, Barbara tree. 'Arlett, Bette and Garry Francis tree. A W. J. Keese Fran and The 4-H Club from pounds of popcorn. No name, American Legion Post 90, Lew- bags of nuts, candy and fruit. Carey-Veir Mrs. J. Murray's from Galetville Clothing. Anonymous Complete equip- ping of an entire family, .in- cluding new clothing for ev- eryone, canned goods, staples, meat, Christmas tree and or- naments, fuel and new for the children. Bailey and cloth- ing. The French Liner Champollion, "Queen of the Middle East Runs" is pounding to pieces within the harbor of Beirut, Lebanon after La Crosse, Sparta Gl Pals Missed C124 Death Ride Ike Will Mot Ask New FEPC Power By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH of hiring-and-firing discrimination NEW YORK I Eisenhower still -is saying- what to elimmate such discrim- r WaJJLo LU ciiiiJW-ACitc ouwi By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS to ,a .quiet re- mation but that there are differ-! Tragedy missed two Wisconsin quests that he back legislation tojences as to the best method. J.TuEcQy miSSctl IWU Widi-Uiiaiu QU65tS ulelL ilc uau-iv LW j families by 30 minutes Saturday j create a fair employment prac- Eisenhower previously had let it he known he felt the best method in the Moses Lake, plane Patrick Shanahan. Officers said they saw the Ma- rine pull the bomb from his clothes and heard him say: "I'll show these spies some- j Dassenger' thing" I crash which killed 86 servicemen coming home for Christmas. The story was told Monday by two Air Force buddies who had been assigned seats on the C124 Globemaster that crashed. As A2C Roger Strom, 20, of Sparta, ex- plained it, "At the last minute the were shuffled, pull- ling Ed and me off the ship and With that, he pulled the pin from the by the armed forces as either an incen- diary or sent it rolling like a ball of fire toward the bar. The three servicemen then fled and jumped in the taxi. The explosion of .the bomb blew 1 tVio tavprn's windows nut and m VYdbluusiuii, "UIU tices commission (FEPC) with enforcement authority. That explosive issue which spb't the Denwcrats in the Truman ad- ministration keeps cropping up to confront Eisenhower, but he re- portedly is determined it won't cause him trouble. It came up again yesterday when a group of Negro clergymen called at the general's headquar- ters to ask, among other things, that he "Use the authority and all the tavern's windows out and ignited two tavern booths. Most of those injured suffered cuts and burns. The blast rocked the area and sent scores of persons in night clothes into the street from neigh- boring apartment buildings. tnat fie use uic immune anu I putting us on another Globemaster j influence" of the presidency to which took off 30 minutes earlier." i bring about: "The establishment of fair em- ployment legislation which will prohibit the 'starving out' because of color, race or creed those who are otherwise qualified for the jobs they seek." "Ed" is A2C Edward Hale Jr., 19, La Crosse. The two enlisted together, went through basic train- ing together and now both are doomed Globemaster took off. Parents of both airmen thought their sons were on the death plane until they received phone calls from them Sunday morning. Sun- day night there were joyous re- unions in the Strom and Hale Ike's Reaction Washington State Prison walls be known he felt the best method was not through legislation, such as President Truman proposed, which would create an FEPC with j jc Northwest today. French Liner Breaking Up on Lebanon Reef All 328 Aboard, Less Those Dead, Moved to Shore BEIRUT, Lebanon W) Twenty passengers, possessed with fear after 24 hours of buffeting aboard the grounded liner Charnpollion, died today in a desperate effort to swim ashore through frenzied seas. Fifty others who jumped from the boat made shore safely. Ten more deaths occurred when a lifeboat capsized. The French u'ner was aground with a wide split across her mid- dle, on a reef, only 500 yards off shore. Misinterpretation of beacons landed her there early Monday. High seas handicapped efforts of small boats to take off those; aboard, but gradually the 108 pas- sengers and 220 crew members- less those brought to shore. 3 Women Swim Ashore Three women and a 10-year-old boy were among those succeeding in their attempt to swim to The sea was still as rough it was Monday when the liner went aground on its voyage from Mar- seille to Beirut. The gales had weakened, however. The British cruiser Kenya wai standing by. 3 British Planes Three British, planes made un- successful attempts to fly over UIA mu5.i patient convicts who ship and drop a cable to connect scooped out 12 tons of dirt in bor- the broken vessel with the show. rvvt v ing a 200-foot tunnel under the being forced aground on a bar by tremendous seas. Thirty of the 328 aboard were drowned. The others were moved to safety. 6 Convicts Dig 200-Foot Tunnel To Flee Prison WALLA WALLA, Wash, rescue Q passengers om were hunted throughout the Pacif- poundiDg surf by members of authority to enforce its rulings. Shortly after he was nominated cape early yesterday morning. One, last July, another group of Ne- Ralph Courser, 45, sentenced in groes called on Eisenhower in Seattle on a robbery charge last Denver. They also were interested in creation of an FEPC. The general told that group he wasn't convinced they had the solution. He said he felt much more could be accomplished through educational programs. Aides report he still feels that way about it, and that he gives no encouragement to those who campaign for "compulsory" legis- lation. As he did during the campaign, ----------r----- he pledged in' talking to the group And what was Eisenhower's re- j yesterday that he will name a com- I mission to study problems con- fronting minority groups in the families action to that request? Dr. W. J. Jernagin, spokesman for the delegation of Negroes, told newsmen the President-elect was 'deeply interested in the problem An Off-Duty Patrolman, John H. Hurston, left, holds a gun on Mark Sutter, 19, believed to be a soldier in civilian clothes, as Suiter's critically wounded companion, James Eugene McDermott, 19-year-old Marine, lies in the gutter in New York early today. They were arrested after police said they tossed a phosphorus bomb into a tavern en Manhattan's upper West Side. McDermott was shot in the heart during the chase. (AP Wirephoto to The Winona Republican-Herald) United States. That commission probably will be appointed shortly after he takes office Jan. 20. Delegation Calls The Negro delegation was from the National Fraternal Council of Churches in Washington, D. C. It represents 13 denominations min- istering to more than seven mil- lion Negroes. Other callers yesterday included John Roosevelt, youngest son of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Young Roosevelt broke with the family's Democratic traditions and worked for election of Eisenhower during the campaign. He said his visit with the general was purely social and that he wasn't inter- ested in a job with the new ad- ministration. Eisenhower also met with a del- egation representing the Commit- tee on the Present Danger, an organization set up two years ago to help alert the nation to the threat of world-wide Communism. After the conference, which last- ed two hours and a quarter, the committee chairman, President James B. Conant of Harvard Uni- versity, said in a statement that the discussion dealt with "man- power utilization and mutual se- curity." Cardinal Spellman Arrives in Korea SEOUL W) Cardinal, Spellman of New York arrived today for his second Christmas tour of the Korean battle front. He will conduct a mass at Eighth nc will cuiiuuii a uiaao at Army headquarters Wednesday noon, 35; precipitation, .14; sun sets and will see President Syngman tonight at sun rises tomorrow of South Korea. He will spend at eight days ih Korea. Stores Open Tonight Until 9 Seven made the spectacular es- July, was wounded and captured in Portland, Ore., six hours later. The hunt centered in the Port- land area, where pob'ce believed at least three other escapees head- ed with Courser in a car stolen from Walla Walla. Courser was alone when he was spotted by Portland police, who shot him in the neck as he tried to flee on foot. The six convicts still at large were described by prison officials as dangerous and "maximum se- curity" prisoners. Authorities at the penitentiary said the escapees must have worked for months digging out the dirt a cupful or handful at a time. The tunnel, about 15 inches in diameter, began in an ash pit near the prison powerhouse and came out near a guards' tower on the north wall. The dirt was scattered each day with the ashes and carted away. The entrance was beneath steel plates used in the ash pit. Protestant Church Donations Noted NEW YORK Forty-s even Protestant and Eastern Orthodox communions to the nation report contributions totaling for the year ended Nov. 10.3 per cent increase over the 1951 figure of The new figure was announced Monday by the joint department of stewardship and benevolence of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. The various denominations fur- nished the figures. Among the largest contribution totals were Methodist Church, for an average gift of S29.46; Southern Baptist Conven- tion or an average of WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and snow or snow flurries tonight or Wed- nesday. A little colder tonight. Low tonight 25, high Wednesday 33. LOCAL WEATHER Maximum, minimum, a, midity 97 per cent The beach was filled with thou- rescue Qf passengers from fire brigade from Beirut's Interna- tional Airport. Earlier the ship's owners, Messageries Maritimes, said in Paris there were 328 persons aboard the ship which went a- ground Monday some 500 yards off the Lebanese coast, about four miles south of Beirut. Those aboard, they said, included 220 crew members and 108 pilgrims enroute to the Holy Land for Christmas. A fierce gale blew the liner, a 25-year-old veteran of French shipping, on to the reef Monday. The fierce seas and surf broke her back and sent -a crack down her amidships section, apparently splitting her apart. Port Authorities Port authorities in Haifa report- ed that the Israeli tug Tzorea radioed that it was standing or the ill-fated liner but was unabta to aid in any way because of continued heavy weather. The mes- sage added that other ships also were going to the liner's assistance. Earlier, the ship's owners in Paris said that the British cruiser Kenya also was standing by. The crew of the Champollion this' morning made a vain attempt to launch a small boat for the peril- ous journey to shore but the tiny craft quickly capsized. Five other crewmen who towed a cable from the ship to the shore by small boat Monday also were spilled in the sea but swam to land. The cable later broke. These crewmen said the ship crashed onto the reef after mti- taking the beacon at Beirut's In- ternational Airport for the en- trance light to the city's harbor, four miles to the north. The airport beacon was installed only threa weeks ago. Winds of Force Rescuers laboring under winds of gale force finally fixed a thin manila an inch and a quarter in ship to shore just as darkness fell Mon- day night. The ship's crew tied the line to an empty small boat and the waves washed the boat to shore. The shore end of the was anchored to a Lebanese army tank. i. Eyewitnesses standing on the beach said the ship appeared to be split entirely in two. seemed to ease the situation, how- WE-ATHf R ever, since the two appar- Official observations for the 24 on the land hours ending at 12 BL today: about 10 feet apart. Champollion was so close) to shore it appeared doubtful that any suable ships could get close) AIRPORT WEATHER enough to-aid in (North Central Observations) gfrs. Attempts may be made, if Max. temp. 35 at a. m. to- the weather to day, min. 33 at m. Noon them to 25 small tugs owned by overcast at 600 feet, the trans Arabian Pipeline Co. visibility 2 miles with fog, wind These are normally used to moor calm, barometer 29.82, steady, hu- larger stops to the'ou line terminal n_ _. _i 'Rrfmtt' at Sidon, 25 miles south of Beirut   

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